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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-551-2000
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Description: While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still...
While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.
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Nice space, high quality entertainment, but be wary of the neighborhood!

I've been to this theatre many times, and it's never disappointed. High quality entertainment in a charming, vintage building. Be cautious in the neighborhood around the place, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I've been to this theatre many times, and it's never disappointed. High quality entertainment in a charming, vintage building. Be cautious in the neighborhood around the place, as it's in sharp contrast to what you have inside the building.

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Galt, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Dame Edna's show is the funniest we've ever seen, and we've seen some of funniest comedians. The best part was that she had me come onstage and made me part of her second act. The Orpheum is very nice with comfortable seats.

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San Francisco, California
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19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It's always inspiring to be in a large room full of people, all focussed on a great performance, especially in an historic building, full of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

When we saw that Newsies was on the docket for our plays this year, I was not very excited- I was wrong. This was extremely well done with excellent music and dancing. The Orpheun is such a wonderful old theatre - we always enjoy looking at the architecture. Go see Newsies!

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San Ramon, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great and lots of fun, fabulous costumes, outstanding music, a must see. Located at the City Center BART station.

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to see Kinky Boots in this ornate grande-dame of a theater. The seating is superb. Feels intimate. Wonderful acoustics. And, of course, the truly fabulous part of theaters such as this one and the Paramount in Oakland is soaking in the architecture, carvings and decor. It didn't hurt that the performance was vibrant and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Turns out we showed up for the Kinky Boots performance a day late. My mistake. BooHoo. Yet, the will-call lady encouraged us to stand by for last minute cancellations. None. Then, her manager and she arranged, as if it were by magic, for us to see the show from Row B, seats 1 and 3…. that is right up front,... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We love restored classic architecture of old theaters that they don't make anymore. Kinky Boots was a fun production; closest thing to Broadway.

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Felton, California
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Sitting in this theater and looking around, you're immediately struck by the intricate architecture. From the ornate carved panels on the walls to the lions, ringing the top of the roof, it is certainly impressive. The theater itself is large enough to hold many of the current "big stage" productions; however, it's still small enough to be somewhat intimate. We... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Having just arrived in San Fran for a short stay, I took the chance to get tickets for Kinky boots. Arriving at the theatre midday I was advised by the lovely attendant that if I was to return before 6pm I could take the chance and procure $40 tickets. Being a Wednesday night and the day before the big storm... More 

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